Browne: Don’t complain after you sign the deal

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Recently a string of current and former UFC athletes have publically aired grieviences with their pay as a fighter in the UFC. Quinton Jackson, Jacob Volkmann, and Tim Kennedy have recently critized their employer. However, Travis Browne sees the situation different and is actually critical of the fighters complaining about pay:

“I’m doing alright for myself, and I’m taking care of my family,” he said. “I know what I’m getting myself into. It’s not like their promising me a million and giving me 10 grand. I signed on the dotted line, and I’m doing what I want to do. I’m able to take care of my family and provide, and that’s success for me.”

“If you want to fight, this is what’s promised to you,” he said. “If you agree to it, then I don’t feel like you have the right to go back and say, ‘They’re not paying me that much.’ You agreed to it. This is your job. I think that some guys may forget about that a little bit.

“Tim isn’t the first guy to ever say that. Look at (heavyweight) Todd Duffee. … He basically got cut for what he said. I don’t agree with it. I’m not going to complain after I’m the one that signed on the dotted line. They’re not twisting my arm to sign with them.”

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